Located on the Firth of Clyde, Largs is a charming Scottish seaside resort, complete with Victorian promenade and a choice of ice cream parlours and shops.
Close to Largs lies the Isle of Cumbrae, just a mile offshore. There is a regular ferry service to the island and the famous Waverley Paddle Steamer makes regular trips from Largs during the summer months.
To south of the town, a stroll along the pebbly shoreline offers fine coastal views, leading past the striking Pencil Monument. Largs is a popular spot for those travelling by sailing boat - the Largs Yacht Haven is the largest marina in Scotland and boasts excellent facilities.
The town is famed for a battle in 1263 when the Vikings, attempting to land from a fleet of longboats, were repulsed by the army of Alexander III. This Viking heritage is celebrated at Vikingar!, a multi-media Viking-themed attraction and at the annual Largs Viking Festival, with battle re-enactments and living history displays. The festival culminates in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.
A couple of miles from the town centre lies Kelburn Castle & Country Park. This 13th century castle might take you by surprise – the outer walls have been painted in bright and bold eye-catching designs by Brazilian graffiti artists. You can wander through the woodland glen, a tranquil place of natural beauty, perfect for an invigorating countryside walk.
Largs offers a great range of leisure activities, with two golf courses, putting, bowls, play parks and a swimming pool.
The town has a railway station with connections to Glasgow, several restaurants and places to eat out including an art deco ice cream parlour.